In the Books featuring lfonso the Tortoise: A Royal Tortoise Tale by Susan Moffat

Welcome to this week’s edition of In the Books, featuring Alfonso the Tortoise: A Royal Tortoise Tale by Susan Moffat.

Alfonso

About the Book: Alfonso the Tortoise: A Royal Tortoise Tale – is a beautiful illustrated children’s book by Susan Moffat.

Alfonso the Tortoise teaches children about solving problems and the importance of friendship. Perfect for bedtime or for older children to read to themselves.

This is a story of a very special tortoise who lives in the Land of Garden, far away from his royal home.

Meet Alfonso the tortoise. A Prince who left home to make new friends. The Royal family is now very cross with Alfonso. Find out how he can start to make things right with his Mummy and Daddy… the King and Queen of the animal kingdom.

Used to the easy life, discover how Alfonso tries to solve the problem of his very rumbly tummy.

Join Willie the worm, Jeremy the bird and the rest of the gang in the first book in the Royal Tortoise Tale series. A series of books that will reveal the secret world of the animal kingdom.

Fully illustrated by author Susan Moffat.

My Review: I can honestly say my inner child loves to come out and play. Usually, it’s done as a way of messing with my friends with puns, wiseguy remarks, and so on, but I also love cartoons and children’s story books from time to time.

The story is a simple and enjoyable little adventure with a plot I found entertaining and that’ll keep children hooked as they follow Alfonso in his search for food and trying to find forgiveness from his parents, the King and Queen.

My favorite part is the illustrations. While simple in design, they’re full of color and their cuteness matches the story perfectly. It was fun to look at each image and I even chuckled at some of them. They balanced the story and really brought the story alive.

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About CP Bialois

Where do I begin? Well first I guess it's only fair to say that CP Bialois isn't my real name. It's a collaboration I made out of the three greatest pets anyone could ever want. My real name is Ed and I'm just an average person that has found a way to do what he loves. For as long back as I can remember I loved to pretend. Whether it was with my Transformers, GI Joe, or He-Man toys I loved to create intricate plots and have them fight it out. As a fan of horror, science fiction, action, and comedy I dare say my taste in movies are well rounded. Some of my favorites were Star Wars, Star Trek, martial arts, and anything with Swarzenegger in them. I'd write my own stories about the characters I saw in the theaters or TV or I'd just daydream about what I'd see myself as the hero of course. You can't have a daydream without beating the bad guys, getting the girl, etc. It's just not right to envision yourself as a flunky or sidekick. As far as books I loved Sherlock Holmes, Treasure Island, Dracula, and the normal assortment. My early love was the Star Trek novels, I'd read them or the Hardy Boys relentlessly. For a time I could tell you the plot of over a hundred books not to mention comics. I have to come clean and say that I learned to read because of comic books. I was bored, make that extremely bored when we started to read in school. Reading "the cat fell down" really didn't interest me. My dad, who continues to astound me with his insight to this day, figured comics would work. With that in mind he went to the newstand in town and bought issues of Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Tales From the Crypt, and Spider-man. He patiently read through them with me until I picked it up. Whether it was him or the comics I learned to read in about two weeks and for a while few were as good as I was. For years after that whenever we'd go out he'd always spring for a couple of comic books for me. While it wasn't exactly the perfect beginning everything I've ever read or have seen has influenced me in some way and now is the time I'd like to share some of the ideas I've had over the years with all of you. I hope you enjoy my stories, they're always fun to write and I don't see myself stopping anytime soon.
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